UK urged to improve cycling infrastructure to help deal with coronavirus

A number of industry leaders have written a letter to the Government calling for the UK to make it easier to travel by bike

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Cycling industry leaders have called for the UK Government to improve biking infrastructure to help citizens abide by social distancing guidelines and allow more people to commute to work by bike once lockdown ends.

Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of Brompton Bicycle, has written a letter to Chris Heaton-Harris MP, the Minister of State responsible for Cycling & Walking, which has been co-signed by British Cycling, Cycling UK, the London Cycling Campaign and Dr Ian Basnett the Director of Public Health at Barts Health NHS Trust.

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